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Motivational Interviewing Day 1

by Insight

  • date & time

    Fri. 10 Sep 2021
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm

  • location
    Palmerston Street Conference Room, Palmerston Street Facility (ATODS) Vincent Campus, 190 Palmerston Street, VINCENT QLD 4814

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change, and is a highly recommended, evidence-based approach to helping people address their substance use behaviours.  It is recommended for all practitioners based in AOD and mental health settings who provide direct support to people experiencing substance use concerns.


MI training involves a blended learning program consisting of 4 self-directed eLearning modules (approx. three hours total), and a two-day interactive workshop. Following the virtual classrooms, participants are invited to take part in “follow-up” Zoom calls scheduled throughout the year. In these follow up calls, participants will be able to seek additional feedback after applying their new M.I. skills in direct practice.


This two-day workshop builds on the content covered in the introductory eLearning modules by providing structured opportunities for application, practice and discussion. 

Day 1: The Spirit of MI and Change Talk  - Friday, 10 September 2021

Day 1 will cover the underlying spirit of MI, along with the core skills which are used in other forms of counselling and across the four processes of MI. The workshop focuses on how to recognise and respond to change talk, including the different subtypes of change talk and ways of evoking confidence. 

Click here to register for Day 2 on Friday, 15 October 2021


Pre-requisite e-learning: MI : Spirit of MI e-Learning and MI 2: Change talk eLearning


This workshop is  facilitated by Warren Losberg - ATODS Clinical Educator (Psychologist), Townsville Hospital and Health Service.


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